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Old 02-23-2016, 07:17 PM   #1
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Trailer Hitch Receiver Storage Mounting

So spent some time thinking about where the put the receiver part while not on the truck. Picture show where I now store it on the tongue. So much easier to get and put back no longer try to put in the trailer front storage compartment. Also use the same pin lock.
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Interesting approach! Like you, I've done the "dance," trying to position that heavy thing in the front compartment, reaching forward (not good for back) and trying to avoid grease. Did you put a pin lock on the bottom of your "receiver?"
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Interesting approach! Like you, I've done the "dance," trying to position that heavy thing in the front compartment, reaching forward (not good for back) and trying to avoid grease. Did you put a pin lock on the bottom of your "receiver?"
I used the same lock I use when on the truck.
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Good thinking....I usually just leave it on the truck but I'm always worried that I'm going to back it into something.
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That works!
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When we had a TT, I would pull the reveiver off the truck, mount the ball to the trailer hitch, and spin it to the side. Also used the same hitch lock. That way there was nothing extra to buy, or mount. It worked well for us for many years.

We now have a 5th wheel, so just put the touneu cover over the bed when not towing.
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That's a great idea!
Nice Job Mike, goes really well with those beautiful cargo compartment doors.

All I've done to mine so far is mount the tv and install 2 6V golf cart batteries and a cut off switch.

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Such a great idea! I just purchased a weld on 6" extension that I am going to put on my tongue.
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Such a great idea! I just purchased a weld on 6" extension that I am going to put on my tongue.
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Mine is for a 4 inch rear bumper(amazon or ebay), had to buy longer bolts. So ordered 4 us made bolts nuts etc. Used pressure treated 2x4 fours and came out pretty good. Just used the setup the last couple of days works very good.
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